Fall Theme Crafts and Activities for Preschool

Enjoy the best of the fall season with this roundup of fun ideas for kids. The crafts and activities you'll find in this fall roundup support creative thinking and early development skills as preschoolers learn through play. 

fun preschool activities for fall

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Explore the wonder and color of the fall season with simple play ideas.

  • Collect red and yellow leaves for a collage.
  • Carve silly faces in pumpkins.
  • Wash carrots you grew in a deck planter.
  • Jump in a pile of leaves. 

In this roundup, you'll find fun ideas for play and learning such as harvesting and tasting ripe tomatoes for tactile and taste experiences, and painting with pumpkin pieces to engage fine motor and creative skills.

These are just a couple of the ideas in this fun fall roundup.

Changes that occur during the autumn season are exciting for early learners.

Experience the fall season in all its color and texture with these fun kids activities.

Fall season activities

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Arts and Crafts



Sensory Play


You can easily provide hands-on experiences that engage gross motor, sensory, and fine motor skills.

Weigh apples, gather leaves, make fall crafts and more with this exciting roundup.


Arts and Crafts

Fall leaves bookmarks craft for kids


Story time is more fun with Bookmarks made with leaves / The Jenny Evolution

Paper plate hedgehog is a fun craft for fall. / Easy Peasy and Fun

Create a family of Leaf people with this fall craft. / Fantastic Fun and Learning

Make a mobile by Preserving fall leaves . / Buggy and Buddy

Use your imagination to Create leaf creatures . / Powerful Mothering



Sort leaves by size from largest to smallest.


Sort leaves by size and color in this simple fall leaves activity.

Have fun with science as you Explore seeds in food.

Try this indoor Experiment with autumn leaves.

Practice math skills in a Leaf counting activity / PreK Pages

Combine science and art with STEAM absorption art / A Little Pinch of Perfect



Fall harvest theme preschool activities


There's lots to choose from for a fall theme with these 40+ Activities with real pumpkins .

Explore fall harvest with simple activities like weighing veggies.

Have fun Harvesting in the Carrot Patch with this hands-on activity. / Powerful Mothering

 Make these cute Fall harvest buddies with paper and chenille stems. / Fireflies and Mud Pies

Add these Harvest theme sorting activities to your fall activities. / The Preschool Toolbox

Include music in a fall theme with Harvest songs . / Let's Play Kids Music



Pumpkin harvest sensory bin preschool activity


Add pumpkins and straw to the sensory bin for math games.

Enjoy hands-on Sensory play with leaves./ Lemon Lime Adventures

Add pine cones and mini gourds and more to a Fall sensory bin. / Happy Hooligans

Spiders are just part of the fun in this Fall sensory bottle. / Teaching Mama

Leaf sensory bags provide mess-free sensory fun for toddlers and preschoolers. / Kids Craft Room


Add this wide range of hands-on play ideas to your toolkit.

Find a fun idea for your homeschool, or plan a thematic unit for your preschool program.


Crafts and activities for fall season with early learners


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